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Papa's Pantry

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food

We had breakfast here and ordered Huevos Rancheros. They were excellent. The service was also very good. A lot of people rolled in after we arrived. Bathroom adequate but needed towels. We passed the restaurant first because it looked sort of okay on the outside. Not much open for breakfast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Pat E
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Don't waste your time! Just stop at a gas station or drive on past. The short blond haired waitress looked like she just had a smoke and hadn't put on a clean smock in a month. Just terrible service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place was a waste of our time and money. The waitress (thin lady with short blonde hair) was very rude from the get go. She approached us and said- drinks? No "Hello, how are you doing. What can I start you off with?" After we received our drinks she didn't come back and we went to the front to... More 

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Houston
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Papa's is consistently good homemade food. Very friendly waitstaff. Clean. $15 for two breakfast plates. Cooked as ordered. Good portions. Quality food.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had breakfast here and ordered Huevos Rancheros. They were excellent. The service was also very good. A lot of people rolled in after we arrived. Bathroom adequate but needed towels. We passed the restaurant first because it looked sort of okay on the outside. Not much open for breakfast in town.

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Peoria, Arizona
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20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had dinner here on 10 March. Very old and worn place. Parking lot full of pot holes that filled with rain water. Service was adequate. A bit slow, but O.K. Food was spicy. Has a burrito and wish I did not order it. Came with a Red sauce that was very hot. Looked like a thin ketchup sauce. The chips... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service is very long with local people being served before yourself even if they arrive after you. What we ordered and what we got was not the same and then to add 17% gratuity is a joke. The meat Is over cooked and has no taste. Conclusion expensive for the service and quality of food.

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Las Vegas, NV
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a family-owned restaurant and the people are always very friendly. It's located right next to a Pilot truck stop, and the parking lot is usually full at lunch time. The mexican food is tasty and you can get Mexican food made without cilantro. You can also get good hamburgers. Prices are very reasonable. What makes the place special... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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62 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were just passing through, checked Yelp and found this place next to Pilot. The chicken fajitas and the green chicken enchiladas were delicious, and the salsa was spicy and perfect!

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim. Not many folks dining. Service was average. Ordered shredded beef tacos. A little bland but I just added a bit of salt. Hubster ordered enchiladas. He said they were very good. Friendly with alot of local traffic. Everyone seemed to know each other. If your not in a hurry and not looking for 5 star... More 

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Abilene, TX
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I didn't like Mexican or TexMex until I ate here on my way through Texas. Now I have eaten here 3 times and the down home goodness is consistent. Makes it worth stopping in Van Horn....if the parking lot is full you can park in the dirt lot across the street. Chicken white chili enchiladas my favorite- chicken or cheese.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: 432-283-2302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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